Sunday, June 10, 2012

Grimm's Snow White is Back?

courtesy of Just Jared
For most fairy tales dealing with a princess there is always a bad, a good, and the cliche happy ending. Recently, with the release of Snow White and The Huntsman, fairy tales aren't just about cliche endings:

Dealing with the grief of a beloved queen, a wife, and mother; a king marries a woman he finds in mysterious circumstances. She is beautiful and fair but holds a deep dark secret of a curse that will bound her to the king's daughter, Snow White (Kristen Stewart). As the new Queen finds out Snow White's role, Snow escapes and is therefore hunted by The Huntsman under the Queen's orders. 

I just got home watching this movie and found it interesting to get into with such intense detail which I am inferring is mostly due to the amount of computer graphics. The way this story is shown is waaaay different than the Disney version. It's resemblance is more geared towards the Brother Grimm's original tale of Snow White. The evil Queen is given more of a human face than what Disney failed to do. And of course the ending is not your stereotypical buttered up ending.

As for the acting: Charlize Theron did an excellent job as the Evil Queen proving that cruelty takes more than just the talking. Chris Hemsworth who most people remember as Thor, did awesome chopping bodies and fighting minions of what seems to be made of black shards of glass. As for Kristen Stewart, there was more effort given than her usual bland facial expressions in showing a rebellious Snow White. She could still have given more of an oomf to her character but her acting was good enough to portray the "fairness" of Snow White.
Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart
All in all, I thought this movie was better than I expected. The graphics were astounding in capturing the beauty and immensity of what kingdoms would actually look like as a Brother's Grimm story. There is a realistic historical factor exposed in the wardrobe and dialogue, specifically the accents, that give the movie a good Brother's Grimm punch. Wouldn't recommend to pay a movie stub for this but rather wait for the DVD to come out to watch it at a cheaper price. However, if you can't wait to bite into this apple, then be my guest. 

1 comment:

jamiessmiles said...

Well, I had another review entirely, lol. But I'm glad at least you found some enjoyment.